Mo Rocca Serves Up New Season of MY GRANDMOTHER'S RAVIOLI, 10/02
Mo Rocca is back on the hunt for America's favorite grandparents and their homemade recipes in a new season of My Grandmother's Ravioli onWednesday, October 2nd at 8pmET/5pmPT. Also in October, Cooking Channel dishes out three new series, Best in Chow, Come Date with Me and Restaurant Redemption. Cris Nannarone, a veteran road warrior and standup comedian, joins in the Cooking Channel lineup as he scours America to find the best burgers, pizzas and tacos in new series Best in Chowpremiering Wednesday, October 9th 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT.
Then, Cooking Channel plays matchmaker in new series Come Date with Me on Friday, October 25th at 10pmET/7pmPT as four eligible bachelors or bachelorettes compete to win the heart of one lucky person as they go on fun, adventurous dates, then cook in their own homes for their suitors. Then, it's all about makeovers in Ching He-Huang's new series Restaurant Redemption as she travels across the country to help struggling restaurants update and revitalize their menus premiering Tuesday, October 29th at 8pmET/5pmPT.
Cooking Channel also serves up premiere episodes of fan-favorite shows throughout October. CookingChannelTV.com celebrates October with recipes, tips and tricks to warm up fall menus and get spooky for Halloween. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
Best in Chow
In each episode, host Cris Nannarone, a veteran road warrior and standup comedian, scours restaurants, diners, food trucks and everything in between to find the best burgers, pizzas and tacos. It's a quest to find the top three contenders who will ultimately go to battle. Nannarone learns their trade secrets and discovers if their dish has what it takes to win the war.
Premiering Wednesday, October 9th 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Burger Wars Hollywood" - SEASON PREMIERE!
Cris Nannarone travels to Hollywood - home to movie stars, swimming pools and 100% grain fed California chuck. His first stop is O!Burger, where head chef Andy Soboil serves his certified organic Classic O!Burger. Next up, Cris meets up with George Ghaby at Rounds Premium Burgers, where they are famous for their American Classic Western Burger. Cris makes his last stop at the iconic Carney' for their burger special with a chili topping - a top-secret family recipe. After scouring the Hills, Cris gathers nine local burger enthusiasts to taste them all and decide which burger will be crowned the "Best Burger in Hollywood."
Premiering Wednesday, October 16th 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Taco Wars Los Angeles"
Cris Nannarone travels to Los Angeles in search of the best taco in the City of Angels. Will it be "The Zuperman" from Mexicali Taco & Co, the "Chicken Mole" from Guisados or "The Best Fish Taco in Ensenada" from a restaurant of the same name? This taco-apocalypse might tear the city apart.
Premiering Wednesday, October 30th 10:30pmET/7:30pmPT - "Pizza Wars Tempe"
Cris Nannarone lands in the college town of Tempe, Az., and if there's anything students know all about, it's pizza. He indulges in the Truffle Harvest Mushroom Pizza from La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar, The Park Avenue from Venezia's Pizzeria and The Margherita Pizza with Sausage from Nello's Fine Pizza. This pizza-palooza will have you ordering in!
See the contenders for best burger, pizza and taco around and judge for yourself who should be crowned Best in Chow on CookingChannelTV.com and follow the food mania on Twitter #BestInChow.
Come Date with Me
Four eligible bachelors/bachelorettes compete to win the heart of one lucky man or woman as they go on fun, adventurous dates, then cook for them in their own homes. The catch? These kitchen love birds have to cook for their fellow suitors as well. The bachelors/bachelorettes then rate each date and dinner, and the one who captures their heart will share $1,000 on the ultimate dream date.
Premiering Friday, October 25th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Reggy Sy"
It's a fun and flirty week on Come Date With Me when four handsome hunks compete to win the heart of lucky lady, Reggy. In the ring: suave and most-likely-to-serenade Garlan, celeb photographer Adam, hipster wannabe Matt and funny guy Joe. After hosting a whirlwind welcome dinner party at her home, she says sayonara to one unlucky bachelor. It's up to the remaining three suitors to step it up for the rest of the week, and step-it-up they do. For Reggy, it's a week of dangerous and action-packed alone time get-togethers including boxing, kayaking and snakes, but it's going to take more than a snake charmer to win her heart. The men also bring it with their dinner parties using grandma's tried and true recipes, hired chefs and hot tubs. Who will walk away with the girl and $1000 dream date prize? It's anyone's game, and one girl's difficult decision.
Flip through our gallery of suitors and pick who you think deserves to win the ultimate dream date on CookingChannelTV.com and comment on your hottest choices on Twitter #DateWithMe.
Restaurant Redemption - Premiering Tuesday, October 29th at 8pmET/5pmPT
Changing the face of Chinese food in America one menu at a time, Ching He-Huang travels across the country to help struggling restaurants update and revitalize their menus and make over their run-of-the-mill establishments.
Check out before and after photos of the restaurants Ching rejuvenates and get her updated recipes at CookingChannelTV.com. Give feedback on her updates and your suggestions on Twitter #Redemption.
My Grandmother's Ravioli
Mo Rocca discovers treasured family recipes and a whole lot more from grandparents across the country in an all-new, 13-episode season of My Grandmother's Ravioli. As a child, Mo enjoyedSunday family dinners at his grandmother's house, highlighted by "Momma's" signature ravioli. Although he still cherishes the memory of those special meals, he never learned her recipes. So on each episode of My Grandmother's Ravioli, Mo does the next best thing: he gets a cooking lesson from someone else's grandparent. As they welcome him into their kitchens and teach him the secrets of their favorite dishes, they also serve up inspiring, personal and often funny family tales.
Premiering Wednesday, October 2nd at 8pmET/5pmPT- "Care Packages from Clara" -SEASON PREMIERE!
Philadelphia native and spitfire Clara Corrado, 94, has triplet great-grandsons in the Air Force. The triplets are each stationed far from home, so Clara enlists Mo to help her make some of her best dishes to ship off to the three young military men. The duo whips up Italian Wedding Soup and lemon-flavored Pizzelle for these delicious care packages sprinkled with a heavy dose of love.
Premiering Wednesday, October 9th at 8pmET/5pmPT- "How About That!"
Millie Martin, 70, who lives in Rock Hill, S.C., teaches Mo how to make down-home Southern dishes. Hot cabbage, sweet potato pie, and mac-and-cheese are on the menu for lunch, and Millie's friend Pete breaks out the coals and hickory chips to grill up some ribs. In between cooking and eating, Mo and Millie dish out some entertainment by singing in her church choir.
Premiering Wednesday, October 16th at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Pasta, Pizza and Pumping Iron"
Vincent, 57, who hails from Palm City, Fla., teaches Mo his Pop's secret technique for making homemade mozzarella cheese along with some other delicious Italian specialties. Also, Vincent's cousin Sal stops by to make a shrimp bruschetta pizza, and later Vincent and Mo pump some very serious iron.
Premiering Wednesday, October 23rd at 8pmET/5pmPT - "Crispy Pork, Donuts and a Waltz"
Doris, 88, is from Peabody, Mass., but her food is unmistakably Portuguese. Doris doesn't censor herself and has Mo in stitches as she teaches him to make roast pork, Portuguese donuts and even a few nifty dance steps.
Premiering Wednesday, October 30th at 8pmET/5pmPT- "The Party Animal"
Mioko, 80, grew up by the sea in the Land of the Rising Sun. She teaches Mo traditional Japanese curing and grilling techniques with mackerel shioyaki as the main course. She also demonstrates how to make miso soup and cucumber salad. Mioko has survived a lot in her life, and one of her secrets she shares with Mo is, "Party hard!"
Watch web-exclusive videos of Mo Rocca and the Season 2 grandparents that we couldn't show on TV. Plus, get the grandparents' special family recipes and show off your own at CookingChannelTV.com. Tell funny stories about your grandparents on Twitter #ravioli.
Bite This with Nadia G- Premiering September 24th at 9:30pm
Join Nadia G and the Bitchin' Kitchen crew as they take an epic bite out of Austin, Texas, in Bite This with Nadia G. Taking her epic passion for food on the road, Bite This with Nadia G follows the (mis)adventures of the Bitchin' Crew as they travel to Austin - one of America's hottest up-and-coming culinary meccas. Nadia G and the boys paint the town hot pink and shkoff their way out of as much trouble as they can get themselves into. Following a stop at Swift's Attic, a bizarre kidnapping incident brings the boys to Lick Ice Creams. From there Panos reports on all-natural farming at Countryside Farms, Hans eats healthy vegan tacos at Vegan Nom and the Spice Agent uncovers the spicy secrets of Texas rub. Get a taste of Austin through the eyes, ambitions and appetite of Nadia G and her outrageous crew!
Chuck's Eat the Street
Premiering Thursday, October 3rd at 10pm ET/7pmPT - "Motor City Meals"
Everybody loves a comeback story, and Detroit has one of the best. Chuck Hughes follows Michigan Avenue to Slow's Bar-B-Q where Chef Brian Perrone pairs smoked St. Louis ribs with potato salad. At Hygrade Deli, Stuart Litt teaches Chuck about the art of meat with a triple-decker roast beef sandwich, aka the "Packing House." At La Pita, Chef Hassan Hamid introduces Chuck to Lebanese home cooking with a dish called Melokhieh, made with Egyptian mallow leaves. Then, he hitches a ride with Brenda Matthews who distributes fresh produce throughout city neighborhoods by way of a mobile market called Peaches and Greens. Finally, Chuck cooks up a Motown classic: a grilled bologna sandwich with a "smosh" of potato chips with Chef Ariel Millan at Mercury Burger Bar.
Premiering Thursday, October 10th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "L.A.'s Island Paradise"
Chuck Hughes travels to Catalina Island to Crescent Avenue, a hotspot for cruise ship tourists and foodies alike. Lloyd's of Avalon is famous for caramel apples, and Taylor Wilson shows Chuck how to make their iconic creation replete with all the trimmings. Chuck then stops at Steve's Steakhouse where Chef Frank Blair prepares stuffed Channel Island swordfish and garlic mashed potatoes. Later, Chuck and ChefPam Albers forage for wild fennel to incorporate into her cole slaw and make a deconstructed elote salad at Café Metropole. Finally, Chuck can't resist the fried sea bass and French fries that Miguel Tejeda prepares at Avalon Seafood.
Premiering Thursday, October 17th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Simply Delicious San Diego"